Ocean sport quota report

The four ocean management areas between the U.S.-Canada border and Cape Falcon, OR opened for recreational salmon fishing for all species except coho on June 20. The all-species fishery in all areas began on June 29. Catch details for each of the areas are described below.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) approved a recreational chinook catch quota of 26,360 fish for 2020, similar to last year’s total. The PFMC, which establishes fishing seasons in ocean waters three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast, also adopted a quota of 26,500 coho for this year's recreational ocean fishery – a significant decrease from last year’s coho quota of 159,600.

In-season Management actions:

July 23 - The Columbia River area was closed to salmon fishing effective 12:59 PM Sunday, July 26.

August 5 - The Neah Bay area was closed to salmon fishing effective 12:59 PM Friday, August 7.

September 2 - Effective 12:01 AM September 4, the Westport area was opened 7 days per week with a daily bag limit of 2 salmon. Transferred 228 coho from the La Push subarea quota to the Neah Bay area subquota.

Coastwide ocean totals

Coho quota: 26,500
Chinook quota: 26,360

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of total coho quota Percent of total chinook guideline Number of Pink Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 1,127 245 13 245 13 0% 1% 0 0.22 0.01 0.23
26 Jun 22-28 1,525 515 28 760 41 0% 3% 0 0.34 0.02 0.36
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 3,919 509 2,370 1,269 2,411 9% 5% 0 0.13 0.60 0.73
28 Jul 6-12 7,507 1,250 7,321 2,519 9,732 37% 10% 0 0.17 0.98 1.14
29 Jul 13-19 4,578 1,096 2,338 3,615 12,070 46% 14% 0 0.24 0.51 0.75
30 Jul 20-26 6,644 1,201 4,739 4,816 16,809 63% 18% 176 0.18 0.71 0.92
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 3,388 993 1,133 5,809 17,942 68% 22% 0 0.29 0.33 0.63
32 Aug 3-9 2,112 361 1,667 6,170 19,609 74% 23% 0 0.17 0.79 0.96
33 Aug 10-16 1,503 299 649 6,469 20,259 76.4% 24.5% 0 0.20 0.43 0.63
34 Aug 17-23 1,338 496 645 6,964 20,904 78.9% 26.4% 0 0.37 0.48 0.85
35 Aug 24-30 1,107 88 647 7,052 21,552 81.3% 26.8% 0 0.08 0.59 0.66
36 Aug 31-Sep 6 1,393 267 1,411 7,319 22,963 86.7% 27.8% 0 0.19 1.01 1.20
37 Sep 7-13 1,937 159 1,111 7,478 24,074 90.8% 28.4% 0 0.08 0.57 0.66
38 Sep 14-20 632 61 134 7,539 24,207 91.3% 28.6% 0 0.10 0.21 0.31
39 Sep 21-27 107 8 41 7,547 24,248 91.5% 28.6% 0 0.07 0.38 0.46
40 Sep 28-30 61 6 22 7,553 24,270 91.6% 28.7% 0 0.10 0.36 0.46

Columbia River area (including Oregon)

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Sunday, July 26.  Through Sunday, July 26, 809 Chinook (12% of the area guideline) and 12,849 coho (97% of the area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 13,250
Chinook quota: 7,000

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 350 108 0 108 0 0% 2% 0 0.31 0.00 0.31
26 Jun 22-28 326 109 0 217 0 0% 3% 0 0.33 0.00 0.33
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 2,492 151 1,882 368 1,882 14% 5% 0 0.06 0.76 0.82
28 Jul 6-12 4,031 218 5,898 586 7,780 59% 8% 0 0.05 1.46 1.52
29 Jul 13-19 1,558 57 1,384 643 9,164 69% 9% 0 0.04 0.89 0.92
30 Jul 20-26 3,403 166 3,685 809 12,849 97% 12% 0 0.05 1.08 1.13

Westport

This area closed to salmon fishing as scheduled on Wednesday, September 30.  Between September 21 and 30, 168 anglers participated in the salmon fishery in the Westport area, landing 14 Chinook and 63 coho.  Through Wednesday, September 30, a total of 4,820 Chinook (39% of the area guideline) and 8,219 coho (84% of the area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 9,800
Chinook quota: 12,460

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 456 33 0 33 0 0% 0% 0 0.07 0.00 0.07
26 Jun 22-28 333 27 0 60 0 0% 0% 0 0.08 0.00 0.08
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 748 160 160 221 160 2% 2% 0 0.21 0.21 0.43
28 Jul 6-12 1,712 545 633 766 793 8% 6% 0 0.32 0.37 0.69
29 Jul 13-19 1,733 740 688 1,508 1,481 15% 12% 0 0.43 0.40 0.82
30 Jul 20-26 2,264 782 702 2,288 2,183 22% 18% 0 0.35 0.31 0.66
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 2,552 841 533 3,129 2,716 28% 25% 0 0.33 0.21 0.54
32 Aug 3-9 1,490 312 1,015 3,441 3,731 38% 28% 0 0.21 0.68 0.89
33 Aug 10-16 1,429 299 596 3,740 4,327 44% 30% 0 0.21 0.42 0.63
34 Aug 17-23 1,277 492 591 4,231 4,919 50% 34% 0 0.39 0.46 0.85
35 Aug 24-30 1,045 88 624 4,319 5,542 57% 35% 0 0.08 0.60 0.68
36 Aug 31-Sep 6 1,316 267 1,369 4,586 6,911 71% 37% 0 0.20 1.04 1.24
37 Sep 7-13 1,937 159 1,111 4,745 8,022 82% 38% 0 0.08 0.57 0.66
38 Sep 14-20 632 61 134 4,806 8,156 83% 39% 0 0.10 0.21 0.31
39 Sep 21-27 107 8 41 4,814 8,197 84% 39% 0 0.07 0.38 0.46
40 Sep 28-30 61 6 22 4,820 8,219 84% 39% 0 0.10 0.36 0.46

La Push

This area closed to salmon fishing as scheduled on Wednesday, September 30.  Between September 21 and 30, no anglers participated in the salmon fishery in the La Push area.  Through Wednesday, September 30, a total of 20 Chinook (2% of the area guideline) and 215 coho (46% of the adjusted area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 462
Chinook quota: 1,300

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
26 Jun 22-28 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% 0 - - -
28 Jul 6-12 21 16 6 16 6 1% 1% 0 0.76 0.29 1.05
29 Jul 13-19 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
30 Jul 20-26 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 0 0 0 16 6 1% 1% 0 - - -
32 Aug 3-9 18 0 36 16 42 6% 1% 0 0.00 2.00 2.00
33 Aug 10-16 74 0 53 16 95 14% 1% 0 0.00 0.72 0.72
34 Aug 17-23 61 4 54 20 149 22% 2% 0 0.07 0.89 0.95
35 Aug 24-30 61 0 24 20 173 25% 2% 0 0.00 0.38 0.38
36 Aug 31-Sep 6 77 0 42 20 215 46% 2% 0 0.00 0.55 0.55
37 Sep 7-13 0 0 0 20 215 46% 2% 0 - - -
38 Sep 14-20 0 0 0 20 215 46% 2% 0 - - -
39 Sep 21-27 0 0 0 20 215 46% 2% 0 - - -
40 Sep 28-30 0 0 0 20 215 46% 2% 0 - - -

Neah Bay

This area was closed to salmon fishing on Friday, August 7.  Through Friday, August 7, 1,904 Chinook (34% of the area guideline) and 2,988 coho (8% over the area subquota) were landed. 

Coho quota: 2,988
Chinook quota: 5,600

Stat Week Dates Number of anglers Number of Chinook Number of coho Cumulative Chinook Cumulative Coho Percent of coho quota Percent of Chinook guideline Pink Catch Catch per angler trip: Chinook Catch per angler trip: Coho Catch per angler trip: all salmon
25 Jun 20-21 321 104 13 104 13 0% 2% 8 0.32 0.04 0.36
26 Jun 22-28 866 379 28 483 41 1% 9% 0 0.44 0.03 0.47
27 Jun 29-Jul 5 679 198 328 681 369 13% 12% 0 0.29 0.48 0.77
28 Jul 6-12 1,743 471 784 1,152 1,153 42% 21% 0 0.27 0.45 0.72
29 Jul 13-19 1,287 299 266 1,451 1,419 51% 26% 0 0.23 0.21 0.44
30 Jul 20-26 976 253 352 1,704 1,771 64% 30% 176 0.26 0.36 0.80
31 Jul 27-Aug 2 836 152 601 1,856 2,372 86% 33% 0 0.18 0.72 0.90
32 Aug 3-9 604 49 616 1,904 2,988 108% 34% 0 0.08 1.02 1.10

Previous years

To see past years' annual reports from the Pacific Fishery Marine Council, visit the PFMC website. For archival in-season ocean salmon information, visit our webpage.